Mitel Enlisted by Dutch Government for Massive IP Deployment

Mitel has been awarded a six-year contract to supply 96 institutions of the Dutch government with future-proof IP communications solutions.

The large-scale IP deployment is part of OverheidsTelecom 2006 (OT2006), a Dutch government program whereby a number of telecom services are tendered in one master agreement by ministries and other government authorities and subdivided into clusters. The OT2006 cluster covered by this contract will, amongst others, see eight ministries, seven provincial authorities, 30 municipalities and 51 administrative bodies and advisory boards totalling more than 52,000 lines move to a Mitel platform over the next four years.

“We are very proud of the fact that almost a hundred government institutions in the Netherlands will soon be using Mitel IP telephony,” said Graham Bevington, executive vice president, Mitel Europe, Middle-East, and Africa. “We have demonstrated to previous customers such as PCM Publishers, ECT and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands that we are very experienced at tackling large-scale projects of this kind. For us, the current project is a splendid opportunity to add to our list of successes.”

OT2006 say they selected Mitel based on several factors including the flexibility of the architecture that can operate in a centralized and a decentralized architecture, ease of management of the solutions, and open standards.